Finding Aid for the Edward Ward Collection 1940-1945

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Descriptive Summary

Title: Edward Ward Collection,
Date (inclusive): 1940-1945
Collection number: PASC-M 16
Creator: Ward, Edward
Extent: 11 boxes (5.5 linear ft.)
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. UCLA Library Special Collections
Los Angeles, California 90095-1490
Abstract: Collection consists of conductor's scores and/or sketches, in manuscripts or copies, for The singing bandit, Cobra woman, Where were you?, Broadway serenade, Kit Carson, Climax, Men of Texas, South of Pago Pago, My son, my son, It never rains in Hollywood, and Phantom of the opera, as well as unidentified musical sketches, printed sheet music, production notes, legal documents (including contracts), cue sheets, correspondence, and photographs.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Edward Ward Collection, Collection number PASC-M 16, UCLA Library Special Collections, University of California, Los Angeles.

Biography

Ward was born on Apr. 2, 1896 in St. Louis, MO; attended Beethoven Schools of music; wrote film scores for "Cheers for Miss Bishop," "Thanks a million," "All American co-ed," and "Phantom of the opera;" wrote music for the London production of Clowns in clover, and wrote songs, including Who takes care of the caretaker's daughter?, Always and always, Lullaby of the bells, Dreaming of castles in the air, and Anybody home?; became a film executive; he died in 1971.

Scope and Content

Collection consists of conductor's scores and/or sketches, in manuscripts or copies, for The singing bandit, Cobra woman, Where were you?, Broadway serenade, Kit Carson, Climax, Men of Texas, South of Pago Pago, My son, my son, It never rains in Hollywood, and Phantom of the opera, as well as unidentified musical sketches, printed sheet music, production notes, legal documents (including contracts), cue sheets, correspondence, and photographs.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

Subjects

Ward, Edward, 1896-1971 --Archives.
Composers --United States --Archival resources.
Music --Manuscripts.
Motion picture music --Scores.


Container List

Box 1

List of compositions, cue sheets, contracts and legal documents

Box 1

Prelude Con Corne

Physical Description: manuscript
Box 1

Rehearsal 1946 May 14

Physical Description: painting

Scope and Content Note

By Blewitt.
Box 1

Unidentified Musical Sketches

Physical Description: manuscript
Box 1

You're a Horse's Nether Extremity

Physical Description: manuscript
Box 2

Singing Bandit

Physical Description: conductor's score
Box 3

Conductor's Scores, Sketches

Scope and Content Note

Cobra Woman -- Where Were You -- Broadway Serenade -- Kit Carson -- Climax -- Men of Texas.
Box 4

Assorted Published Sheet Music Titles and Popular Music Anthologies

Box 4

Conductor's Scores, Sketches

Scope and Content Note

South of Pago Pago -- My Son, My Son -- Climax -- It Never Rains in Hollywood
Box 5

Conductor's Score, Sketches

Scope and Content Note

It Never Rains in Hollywood -- Singing Bandit
Box 6

Conductor's Scores, Sketches

Scope and Content Note

Singing Bandit
Box 7

Conductor's Scores, Sketches

Scope and Content Note

South of Pago Pago -- Phantom of the Opera
Box 8

Various production notes, legal documents, contracts and correspondence

Box 9

Photographs